history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Monday Apr 21 2014 10:41AM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  One day when Fa-yen Wen-i (885-958), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters,
has ascended his seat. From the assembly, a monk came out and asked:
-What is one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i?
Fa-yen repied:
-It's... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  STORIES, BOOKS & MEDIA
» koans, stories & words   » zen readings   » recommended books   » book reviews   » art & prints   » audio, videos, DVD's
grey dot

THE GATELESS GATE - Chapter 18. Tozan's Masagin

十八 洞山三斤
| hide chinese . show chinese |
洞山和尚、因僧問、如何是佛。
A monk asked Tozan, "What is Buddha?"
山云、麻三斤。
Tõzan replied, "Masagin!" [three pounds of flax].

Mumon's Comment
無門曰、洞山老人、參得些蚌蛤禪、纔開兩片露出肝腸。
Old Tõzan attained the poor Zen of a clam. He opened the two halves of the shell a little and exposed all the liver and intestines inside.
然雖如是、且道、向甚處見洞山。
But tell me, how do you see Tõzan?

Mumon's Verse 頌曰
突出麻三斤
言親意更親
來説是非者
便是是非人
"Three pounds of flax" came sweeping along;
Close were the words, but closer was the meaning.
Those who argue about right and wrong
Are those enslaved by right and wrong.

End of THE GATELESS GATE - Chapter 18. Tozan's Masagin horizotal line T.o.C . Previous Chapter « | . 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. | » Next Chapter



 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this MIROKOKU-BOSATSU (MAITREYA)
by
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
s
.
t
.
o
.
r
.
i
.
e
.
s
.
,
.

.
b
.
o
.
o
.
k
.
s
.

.
&
.

.
m
.
e
.
d
.
i
.
a
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °